nēneva, (-‘ia), v.i. Insane, crazy, frantic; insanity; insanely.
Kua ‘apai rātou iāia ki roto i te ‘are maki i tōna nēneva‘anga.
They put him in the asylum when he went out of his mind;
Ka nēnevā‘ia te mīmiti o tērā tangata.
That man will be driven out of his wits;
Kua nēneva te va‘ine i te kimi‘anga i tāna tamaiti i ngaro.
The woman was frantic with searching for her lost child;
‘E nēneva tika ai au i te manako ē mamae.
I was very silly to think it would hurt;
I ‘aere nēneva ‘ua mai māua ma te kite kore ē tei ‘ea tō‘ou kāinga.
We foolishly came not knowing where your home was. (See tā-/‘aka-nēneva.) [Np. *ne-newa.]